Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants.
Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty.
If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception.
This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.
Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.
Your depression is connected to your insolence
and refusal to praise. Whoever feels himself walking
on the path, and refuses to praise -- that man or woman
steals from others every day -- is a shoplifter!
The sun became full of light when it got hold of itself.
Angels only began shining when they achieved discipline.
The sun goes out whenever the cloud of not-praising comes.
The moment the foolish angel felt insolent, he heard the door close.
Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together.
Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.
If you want to win hearts, sow the seeds of Love. If you want heaven, stop scattering thorns on the road.
The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.
The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. Your essence is gold hidden in dust. To reveal its splendor you need to burn in the fire of love.
Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
Do not feel lonely,
the entire universe is inside you.
Stop acting so small.
You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Set your life on fire.
Seek those who fan your flames.
I do not know who lives here in my chest, or why the smile comes. I am not myself, more the bare green knob of a rose that lost every leaf and petal to the morning wind.
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.
Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.
Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don't give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad.
Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.
The way the Beloved can fit in my heart, two thousand lives could fit in this body of mine. One kernel could contain a thousand bushels, and a hundred worlds pass through the eye of the needle.
However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers.
This is the essence of all sciences -- that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.
You've come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don't know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky.
I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
Quotes by Rumi are featured in:
Love Valentines Day Quotes
Short Love Quotes
Short Inner Peace Quotes